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Title: How's this water for a porter?
Post by: tomthebrewer on December 02, 2009, 11:32:28 pm
If I start with:

Ca = 86
Mg = 14
Na = 18
SO4 = 8
Cl = 22
HCO3 = 140

and add minerals to get to:

Ca = 116.6
Mg = 24.4
Na = 36
SO4 = 49.2
Cl = 22
HCO3 = 314

I changed my mind and I'm shooting for Dublin-like water.
Title: Re: How's this water for a porter?
Post by: halenrush on December 03, 2009, 12:12:25 am
Its not common knowledge but the water Guinness uses actually comes from the Wicklow mountains.  I'm sure most people assume its city water and some even say from the Liffey (blek).
Title: Re: How's this water for a porter?
Post by: a10t2 on December 03, 2009, 12:31:45 am
I'd want more chloride than sulfate, but otherwise it looks good.